Percy S. Prince

Percy S. Prince (April 7, 1882 – December 12, 1930) was a football, basketball, and baseball head coach at Louisiana Tech University and St. Stephen’s College (now Bard College).

Prince graduated from Tufts University in 1906 and served as an assistant football coach at Tufts in 1907.

He became the head football coach at Louisiana Tech in 1909 and coached the Bulldog football team through the 1915 season in which Louisiana Tech won the Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship. The 1915 season the first season Louisiana Tech ever competed in a football conference, and therefore, Louisiana Tech’s first ever conference championship.

Prince also coached the Louisiana Tech baseball team in 1910 and finished with 14 wins and 4 losses.

With the United States engaged in World War I, Prince left coaching to serve as a Captain in the 1st Regiment of Infantry with headquarters at Monroe under Colonel Frank P. Stubbs, Jr. Prince served as the Supply Company Commander. After his regiment landed in Brest, France, on September 3, 1918, Prince’s regiment became part of the 39th Infantry Regiment and was eventually reorganized as the 156th Infantry Regiment. They were finally assigned to a training camp near Saint Florent. Prince was promoted from Captain to Major.

After the conclusion of the war, Prince returned to Ruston to coach the Bulldog football team for the 1919 season. Prince’s career football record was 25 wins, 17 losses, and 5 ties.

In 1920, Prince moved to Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, to coach basketball and base at St. Stephen’s College, which has since changed its name to Bard College. He left St. Stephen’s in 1923.

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.